Daniel 9:21–27

21 while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man aGabriel, whom I had seen in the vision 1previously, 2came to me 3in my extreme weariness about the time of the bevening offering.

22 He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with aunderstanding.

23 “At the abeginning of your supplications the 1command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are 2bhighly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain cunderstanding of the vision.

Seventy Weeks and the Messiah

24 “Seventy 1aweeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to 2finish the transgression, to 3make an end of sin, to bmake atonement for iniquity, to bring in ceverlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and 4prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.

25 “So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a 1adecree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until 2bMessiah the cPrince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with 3plaza and moat, even in times of distress.

26 “Then after the sixty-two weeks the 1Messiah will be acut off and have 2nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will bdestroy the city and the sanctuary. And 3its end will come with a cflood; even to the end 4there will be war; desolations are determined.

27 “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of 1aabominations will come one who 2makes desolate, even until a bcomplete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who 2makes desolate.”

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